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Re: [libreoffice-users] MS problems

```Hi :)
Just thought people might like a few equations to see what Wolfgang is driving at
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As the old (is it really a joke) goes...
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```From http://www.chaosmatrix.org/library/humor/equation.html
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Knowledge is Power
Time is Money
and as every engineer knows, Power is Work over Time.

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:

1.  K = P
2.  T = M
3.  P = W/T

Now, do a few simple substitutions:

Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:

4.  K = W/T

Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

5.  K = W/M

Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:

""Knowledge equals Work over Money.""

What this MEANS is that:

a)  The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
b)  The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

6.  M = W/K

Money equals Work Over Knowledge.

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```From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of
the Work done.
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What THIS MEANS is:

""The More you Make, the Less you Know.""

Solving for Work, we get

7.  W = M K

Work equals Money times Knowledge

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```From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0.
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What THIS MEANS is:

""The stupid rich do little or no work.""
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Nice eh?  Even maths 'proves' Wolfgang is correct :)  Have a good weekend all!  Make sure you get a
chance to relax and enjoy :)
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Wed, 3/10/12, Wolfgang Keller <feliphil@gmx.net> wrote:

From: Wolfgang Keller <feliphil@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] MS problems
To: users@global.libreoffice.org
Date: Wednesday, 3 October, 2012, 19:51

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```A.    so in your opinion people - both young and old - not yet
knowing anything about computers, perhaps buying their first unit,
are - not only "IT-illiterate" but also "morons"
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The point is not whether someone is IT-illiterate or not, but whether
(s)he is aware of the limits of his/her IT competence or not. And
whether (s)he arrogates to impose his/her "decisions" onto those people
who have to do the actual work despite his/her demonstrated
incompetence.

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```B.    so you agree that among these "IT-illiterate morons (= idiots)"
are bosses, persons in chief position (managers).
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It is (unfortunately) indeed an empirical fact that people who are
career-competent enough to usurp a "management position" in a
hierarchically structured organisation are *exclusively* career
competent.

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```When responsible for their dept's/company's strategic
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The usage of the word "strategy" or "strategic" etc. empirically
indicates pretty well the main focus of the author of the corresponding
statement - cheaptalk.

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```and operative effectiveness and economical result, these
"IT-illiterate morons" decide about the need of an IT-department --
and employ an IT-manager to that department to take care of the
company's IT-system, programs and personnel included.
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See my other reply concerning the (all too well known and too
well documented) antipattern of dedicated "IT departments".

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```C.   Obviously you qualify yourselves as highly  "IT-literate" --
perhaps even  "non-morons".
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I never made any statement like that. But given the level of (not only
IT-related) competence that you exhibit through your statements, it
doesn't seem to take much to be more competent.

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```Some weeks ago LibO invited people to take part to make LibO better.
Would it not be an good idea that you - instead of blaming others -
took the opportunity to practice your high quality IT-knowledge to
the benefit of LibO.
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```
My original message with the ID
20120925175229.00e623b1a418830757ecd282@gmx.net contains a few
recommendations for potential conceptual improvements to LO from the
perspective of an experienced information worker who has also used
something else than MS Office and LO.

Sincerely,

Wolfgang

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